Egypt’s army has plans to push Mohamed Mursi aside and suspend the constitution after an all but impossible ultimatum it has given the Islamist president expires in less than 24 hours, military sources told Reuters on Tuesday.
A petition to oust Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has collected 13 million signatures as of Monday, the Times of Israel reports.
Four high-ranking officials recently resigned from their posts in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood-linked government, reports the Tower.
The top legal adviser to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi resigned Tuesday, writing the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood has taken over the governing of the country.
A prominent Egyptian blogger known for his pivotal role in country’s 2011 revolution warned during a Tuesday meeting with reporters that U.S. aid to Egypt is “directly” funding an increasingly oppressive regime “that tortures people” and flouts international laws governing human rights.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi swore in three new Islamists to his cabinet Sunday, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Violence in the Middle East reached new heights in recent days as both Syria and Egypt descended into greater unrest, sparking fears that political dynamics in the region are spiraling out of control.
Iran’s foreign minister travelled to Cairo as anti-U.S. protests raged in Egypt for a powwow with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood-backed president, Mohammed Morsi, according to reports.